Monthly Archives: April 2012

While He Sleeps

He sleeps. I wait. I listen to his breath his snoring his coughing. I wait to help him get out of bed. Wait to get him juice or water or food. He’s been sleeping a lot the last few days. … Continue reading

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Hope

When we found out Raymond had cancer, the doctor told us that he had it on his lymph nodes in his left lung, there was a small spot on his liver and a spot in his brain.  A week after … Continue reading

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Everything has changed.

This week, I remembered a lesson that I learned years ago, but had forgotten to use.  That lesson?  “Ask for help when you need it.” Good lesson to remember, since everything has changed in our lives. My birthday was on … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

We were waiting to be called in for a chemo infusion. It was one of Ray’s first chemo treatments and each of those first times we went to Karmanos Cancer Center, we were both scared and weepy. “How are you?”  … Continue reading

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The roller coaster ride begins

My heart races each time he calls my name.  His needs are so immediate.  I sit on pins and needles, waiting, watching, wondering what I can do for him, what will he need next?  Sometimes, when he sleeps, I go … Continue reading

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